April 23, 2021
Microsoft has bought a plot of land outside Atlanta for a data center.
The company recently paid $18.7 million for a 125-acre site on Ben Hill Road in Southmeadow East, close to Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Fulton County.
Records show the company plans to build a 250,000 sq ft data center on the plot. Files show the company plans to invest $420 million on the project, listed as ‘Project Fulton.’ In February the County issued a bond of $420 million for the project.
The company announced earlier this year that it was building an East 3 Azure cloud region in Georgia in both Fulton and Douglas Counties. DCD has previously reported on Microsoft’s developments in Palmetto, Douglas County.